Phone (803) 324-7912
Cell Phone (803) 372-1398
2013 is here! And 2012 has come and gone! Where is my flying car? 2012
was one of my TOP 3 years for producing fish. With day after day of
Hundreds of pounds of fish,, I made a lot of smiles on peoples faces.
Our best trip in 2012 we boated 603 lbs. So with me learning more and
more each year, I cannot wait to see what 2013 has to do. The New Year
has started and we are catching fish starting out right! Our Winter Time
Bite is going on right now. Deep Cold Clean water makes for some hard
fighting fish that Makes Fantastic Table Fare! Now when you catch a fish
on my boat itís YOUR choice to keep it or throw it back. I carry a 170
quart Icey-Tek cooler so if you wish to keep fish. No I do not fish till
a cooler full and come in. We fish till 8 hours past the time we decide
to leave the dock each day. If we come in earlier itís because clients
wanted to come in.
So Come on and lets go fish the Catfish Capital of the World!
Here is a 91.5 lb blue catfish my clients
caught today. It would have been a new world catch and release record.
Channel 5 News was filming all of it and we wanted to get the fish
released UNHARMED as fast as possible. This fish was checked out by the
state biologist and Channel 5 News filmed me releasing it UNHARMED. This
makes 4 catfish in the 90's caught in my boat and 1 over 100.5 lbs. This
makes 90 lb Flathead, 91.5 lb Blue, 93 lb blue, 96.4 lb blue, & 100.5 lb
blue catfish caught in my boat!
Call Capt. Darryl (803) 372-1398
I am a Coast
Guard Licensed Captain, Pro Angler, and Pro Guide offering Catfishing
Trips for all ages throughout the year on Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie,
Congaree River, Wateree River, and the Santee River here in South
Carolina. These waters are better known as the Santee Cooper Lakes. I am
a FULL TIME GUIDE since 2000 where we average being on the water 300+
days a year. I am the Only person who has boated 4 Catfish over 90 lbs
to 100.5 lbs here at Santee Cooper. Now yes we do catch smaller catfish
as well. Most days we will average 200+ lbs of fish and up to my all
time best day of 723 lbs. We catch primarily Blue Catfish, Flathead
Catfish, Channel Catfish, and White Catfish here at Santee Cooper
By changing and using different Fishing Methods and Styles of fishing
threw the year, we have a tremendous success ratio. By moving with the
migrating fish Weather itís Winter Fishing at the first of the year, to
Spring Time Shallow Water, to the Summer Time Day Or Night Fishing
Trips, to the Fall thru early Winter Fishing; WE CATCH FISH YEAR ROUND.
With Each Seasons, and Style of fishing adds a New Experience making
fishing Fast, & Furious, Exciting, & FUN for all ages. We offer
Catfishing with a 100 POUNDS OF
CATFISH A DAY
GUARANTEE AT SANTEE.
We have caught, weighed, and recorded and average of 45,000+ lbs of fish
a year for 7 years. We also offer fishing trips for Bream, and Stripers
here where they are known for their abundance, large size. Our waters do
not freeze in the winter. This means that our fish stay active through
out the year growing and growing.
I've been blessed in my adventures. We have 22 Confirmed World Records,
and have caught a lot of exceptional big fish. We have World Records
Ranging from: Blue Catfish 100.5 lbs, 96.4 lbs, and with a 90 lb
Flathead Catfish and down to Youth World Records here at Santee Cooper.
Our 96.4 lb World Record Blue Catfish was caught while filming the What
a Catch! TV Show. Our World Records range from 11 World Records with
kids 16 years old and younger to 11 World Records with adults up to over 100
lbs. See recent catches in our Photo
We have been featured in 15 different TV Shows like; What a Catch,
Bob Redfern Outdoor Magazine, South Carolina Outdoors, and Extreme
Adrenalin Adventures TV. These shows have helped launch our services
around the world.
We have been featured
in over 245 magazines like Field & Stream, South Carolina Game and Fish,
South Carolina Sportsman, and more. These articles focused on Catfishing
the Santee Cooper with tips, and tricks to help everyone to catch
bigger, and better Trophy Catfish.These TV Shows and Publication have
made our service into a World Class Operation hosting people from Every
State in the USA and from 45 Different Countries.
We also offer some special fishing trips on Catawba River System. and
Lake Wateree South Carolina for Striper, White Bass, White Perch, and 4
different species of catfish at the same time. So ask about these
Seasonal Special trips.
These guide services I offer to anyone who wants to fish. This guide
wonít promise the biggest fish in the world, but I will do my best to
get you jerked out of the boat by a big fish! I will use my 40 years
fishing experience to try and get you what you want.
My fishing is done with conventional rod & reel, bait, & tackle. With my
guide services I provide boat, boating safety equipment, rods, reels,
tackle, bait and cooler for fish. If you would like to bring your own
equipment, let me know. For the big catfish it takes very heavy
resident Bud Larsen caught a world record while fishing with us. He has
just released the culmination of his writing career, "Fishing With Uncle
Bud" that includes photos of us fishing and his world record on the
Santee. Read more
about Fishing with Uncle Bud
Call today 803-372-1398 to book your fishing trip.
Captain Darryl's Guide
3145 Long Meadow Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Home Phone (803)
Mobile Phone (803) 372-1398
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